Court officers assist in the effective operation of courts.
Duties & Tasks
Court officers may perform the following tasks:announce the beginning and end of court sessionscall on witnesses and administer the prescribed oath to jurors and witnessesadminister the jury roster and post court lists on notice boardskeep records of court processes servedenforce court decisions by executing court orders, and serving legal orders and documents such as summonses or subpoenasmaintain the orderly conduct of court and hearing rooms and adjacent areasattend to judges or magistrates, escorting them from chambers to the courtroomrecord and protect exhibits tendered in court and pass them to participants during the hearingmaintain security, care and control of jury panelsliaise with the judiciary, police department and legal professionals, and advise the public on legal procedures and practicesrun the court registries and maintain the court filesopen and close court and hearing room proceedingsorganise furniture for court and hearing roomsallocate rooms for use by legal practitionersprepare audiovisual equipment for court and hearing roomsescort prisoners to and from courtroomssummon potential jurors to court.
Court officers are required to liaise between the magistracy, legal practitioners and members of the public.
- high level of maturity good character able to communicate with a range of people aptitude for clerical duties feel comfortable in a legal environment able to exercise a high level of responsibility.